We recently caught up with the guys at A'qto to check out their range of winter kit. We really liked the look of the long sleeved Forza jersey and Potenza gilet. Versatile, functional and high quality kit for cool starts.
Words - Mike Boudrie Images - A'qto
There are those days on the bike where you don't need a jacket but a normal jersey does not quite give you the protection you are after.
A'qto's range includes the Forza RD 1.0 Long Sleeve Jersey and Potenza RD 1.0 Gilet. Paired up with a quality base layer we think this combo is an excellent and versatile option for those cold but not freezing mornings and days, or when you're really going to be dropping the hammer and don't want to overheat.
We also think the styling looks great, providing good visability, while still achieveing 'the look'.
While both are heading toward the expensive end of the spectrum, quality is right up there and we'd be confident that you'll be reaching for them from autumn through to spring.
Forza RD 1.0 Long Sleeve Jersey
This jersey is much more than a summer jersey with long arms. It's made using highly effective ZeroWind on the chest panels, providing protection where you really need it. It also features excellent breathability and wicking, to keep you dry, comfortable and warm all without overheating. The Forza is finished with three good sized rear pockets, full length zip and reflective tape in the side seams.
Price - $179.95
Check out the Forza HERE
Potenza RD 1.0 Gilet
Designed to work in with the Forza, the Potenza is constructed using three layered wind blocking fabric from ZeroWind. This fabric provides excellent protection for your core and is almost as effective as some jackets we've used. It's the added layer of protection you'll need when things get nasty and will give you some protection in light rain showers. Like the jersey, this gilet breathes stopping moisture build up and reducing overheating.
The Italian made Potenza Gilet is finished with three cargo pockets, reflective tape, quality zip and comes in at 130 grams for a size medium.
Price - $159.95
Check out the Potenza HERE
Check out more great kit, t-shirts and winter jackets from A'qto at www.aqtocycling.com